Our priority is to reduce the risk of our staff, patients and service users from getting COVID-19, whilst still caring for you. We are still here to help you.
Local COVID-19 prevention and what you need to do
We are wearing PPE to protect staff and patients
You must wear a face covering when coming into hospital
We are practising good hand hygiene
Please don’t come wearing gloves as this can increase the spread of germs
Regularly wash your hands for 20 seconds using soap and water or hand sanitiser, and use the washing/sanitising facilities when you come on to our sites
We are carrying out lots of testing because we know that not all COVID-19 symptoms are visible
We’ll let you know if you should be tested before you come in for your procedure or appointment
Our spaces are less crowded because we’re doing more phone and video appointments instead of face-to-face appointments
Help keep our spaces clear by attending by yourself where possible
Make sure you are aware of our current visiting arrangements and alternatives we can help you with
We have separate areas to keep patients who might or do have COVID-19 apart from others
We are supporting patients to follow social distancing guidelines in our waiting areas
Please keep your distance from others when you come into hospital
If you need urgent help
You can access GP services, call 111 or call 999 in a medical emergency if you or your family require urgent help.
Our emergency department (A&E) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at North Devon District Hospital.
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